April Thompson, LCSW

April Thompson, LCSW


Locations: Fairfax, VA

April Thompson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has over 20 years of experience providing couples counseling and advocating for marital wellness. April is a military spouse and specializes in working with military couples, couples working to blend families, as well as couples experiencing parenting challenges or communication blockages. She also has extensive training and experience treating infidelity.

Meet April Thompson, LCSW:
“Couples come to counseling for many different reasons. Whether your relationship faces a major crisis or a recurring impasse, my specialty is helping couples find a treatment and connection plan that matches your unique needs. My hope for every marriage is that it becomes a deep, personal, intimate relationship that brings out the best in both partners. My therapy style is strength focused: I get in there with you and help explore each of the unique strengths you possess. We then use those discoveries to address the challenges in your relationship. I’m an active couples counselor and I work for the good of your relationship.  I have worked for over 20 years with couples in many different settings all over the world. I have a wide range of experiences working with clients from many different cultures and backgrounds. Also, as a military spouse, I have lived in many different states as well as overseas for four years. Wherever you are when you come to therapy, I’ll work to find ways to connect with you and your relationship. My goal is that at the end of our process your marriage is stronger, healthier and more secure.”

Mary Rainer-Skala, LCSW

Mary Rainer-Skala, LCSW


Locations: Fairfax, VA | McLean, VA

Mary Rainer-Skala is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience helping couples and families.  She is an accomplished family systems therapists specializing in attachment issues and trauma.  She has also worked extensively with couples who are dealing with adoptions issues, infertility, and children with disabilities.

I’m often telling couples that their relationship contains tremendous strengths even if they’ve lost sight of what those are.  My style is warm, accepting, and open.  I am interested in the story that each couple brings and the journey that has brought you to therapy.  This process gives couples the space to share emotions, to redefine goals, and to refocus on the positives that can revive and rebuild the friendship and intimacy that brought you together in the first place.  I’m active with you in this process.  You’ll notice I offer guidance and direction each week and will create intentional activity (if need be) to help generate positive movement in your relationship.  It is a true joy to see couples renew trust, intimacy, and to discover again the hope for their marriage.